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Arsenic In Your Rice

Gluten-free products typically contain rice. Is all this rice good for your gut? Consumer reports conducted a two-year study to determine how much inorganic arsenic is in rice and other grain varieties. Here is a synopsis of what they found: Basmati rice from California is low in arsenic. Quinoa is low in arsenic. Buckwheat (which […]

“Better” Sources of Protein

If you’re vegetarian, vegan, on a budget, or having trouble finding uncontaminated and environmentally sustainable meats, a great alternative protein source is plants. Plant sources such as beans, legumes, nuts and seeds are affordable and high in protein content. When you are opting for rice/beans as a protein substitute, make sure you are consuming the […]

Chicken Broth

This is the quick and easy way to make your own chicken broth at home. It’s great – especially for those of us who simply don’t have spare time to spend cooking! By using a crock pot, it’s easy to do, with little monitoring involved. ‍ Thoroughly wash a whole chicken, optionally removing the neck […]

Foods You Should Absolutely Avoid

Below are a list of foods you should absolutely avoid to create and maintain an overall healthy lifestyle: ‍ 1. Conventionally raised meats (non-organic) 2. White Flour 3. De-germed grains 4. Genetically Modified Corn 5. Vegetable Oils (those that are heated and denatured, this creates a health-harming imbalance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids) 6. […]

How Leaky Is Your Gut? A Tummy Challenge For All

Why should you care if you have a leaky gut? Your intestines have tight junctions that bans the “bad” microbes such as pathogens (a bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease) for example, from passing the blood-brain barrier. You do not want pathogens to cross into the blood and be transported towards the […]

How to Form A Good Habit

Charles Duhigg presents some recent research on Habits in his book “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business”.   In it, Duhigg analyzes the latest clinical research, including that on the basal ganglia, a part of the brain associated with habit forming and decision making processes.”Cravings are what […]

How To Keep A Healthy Gut Over The Thanksgiving Holiday

This is the season to keep your gut happy. How do you do this? Below are some strategies to ensure you have not only a relaxing and fun-filled holiday but also a “Jolly Gut” (but not like Santa’s!) 1. For any event, whether Thanksgiving or holiday parties, have a plan of what you will eat […]

Why a How Should I Soak Beans?

Beans and legumes are a great replacement for meat as a source of vegetarian protein. They have a number of health benefits, including reducing cholesterol, decreasing blood sugar levels and increasing healthy gut bacteria. Why should you not eat beans from a can and soak beans instead? There are a lot of toxic metals (aluminum […]